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Sep 19, 2010 3:30pm PDT
of public health. >> thank you. the department is requesting that we use the state contract low of the city boilerplate, and this will put us in compliance with sb 785. this legislation, in regards to delivery of specialty mental health services for foster care children, and it mandates the use of standardized contracts statewide, so this would be for children that are placed out of county, and i have our director of children, youth, and families for the system of care for community behavioral health services. thank you. >> supervisors, this should give you an idea about the extent of the need. 534 children in foster care are facing -- are placed in san francisco. with the largest percentage placed in alameda county and san mateo counties. the reason they are placed in those counties is because half of them are placed with relatives, and the remaining in foster homes. they all actually have a right and need to access and services when they have the need. right now, it is not easy to enter contracts for services with them, so the change is to create more timing access for the children living
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Sep 19, 2010 8:30am PDT
used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. >> thank you for coming today. today is the disaster council meeting for friday, september 10, 2010. i'm going to take this opportunity to let you know that we will be making some changes to the agenda, mostly due to the san bruno fire that occurred yesterday. we will reorder the agenda today, and we will be adding the discussion to the agenda regarding yesterday's fire, as well as a moment of silence on this ninth anniversary of the 911 that tax. we realize the ninth anniversary is tomorrow, but we wanted to recognize that since this body is the disaster council. we will also be taking a recess at approximately 1:30 for an emergency briefing, and we are planning and to re
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 6:30pm PDT
out the same when does that he is concerned about us sitting 15 feet away are also visible directly out the front windows of the project site and it is a much more direct view then someone sitting on the roof. and we have a picture here, if you have questions. these are fairly small windows. from that angle, at most one would see a few feet into the window on the the best circumstances because of the steep angle, so there is no significant privacy issue and i don't think there ever will be across the street looking into windows that are also visible from other windows on that same street. therefore, we don't think there is any substantial case made for exceptional or extraordinary circumstances in this case and request the commission, and recognition of that, to decide that no further hearing is necessary and allow this project to proceed. thank you very much. president miguel: thank you. commissioner antonini? commissioner antonini: thank you. this is an example of things that can be gained through the pre application process. as was pointed out by the residential design team has s
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Sep 19, 2010 2:30am PDT
increasing the bus route, what a great opportunity for us to put some paraprofessionals on so that the parents can say, "oh, yes, i know this paraprofessional." there is someone that they know and recognize every day on the bus. that is for the next transportation discussion. commissioner: commissioner norton -- commissioner yee: i want us to explore what it would cost. it is hard to ask them to do more buses, but would it make any sense for us to purchase extra time for two hours, and how much would that cost? if you compare that to the average cost of the school bus, we'd be saving money? if we could do an analysis, that would help me. commissioner: i just want to say this. the issue of the frequency of bus lines around school start times, we have three or four new directors, in what i think is that the timeline is too short. planning for the budget crisis, whenever, and their high level discussions about long-term planning. i would tell you that this would be framed in the context of transit first. if you want people to choose their schools, taking kids to school by car and
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Sep 19, 2010 5:00am PDT
't be used next year. the draft will go away as we have said in all the testimony. i have to report that most of the testimony yesterday was on the middle school feeder patterns. there were people from certain schools that were urging us to adopt them as they were proposed in the draft because they like them. but generally speaking, there was more concern about it and support for the idea of this fazed-in adoption, which is also what has been heard in the community meetings and other feedback mechanisms. the committee yesterday evening consisted of commissioner mendoza and myself because commissioner kim was not able to be there. but the two of us as the quorum of the committee recommended to the board that at the next meeting, that the board support the substitute motion that will take the place of the first reading, the first draft of this policy. the substitute motion will include those slightly amended elementary school attendance areas and the policy language that talks about the phasing in of the middle school feeder patterns not this year, but that we will use middle school assignment
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Sep 19, 2010 1:30am PDT
'keefe, could you tell us how many people currently get one of their choices in the middle school process? the interim process we are proposing is likely to have the same kinds of results we have today. >> historically, for the last eight years, 90% of middle school students get one of their choices. >> i am the executive director of parents for public schools. i talked to almost 1000 parents. most were parents the district has the hardest time reaching. we heard the same things then as we heard this last month. parents are clamoring for quality schools. second, parents want to make informed choices, whether it is choosing their school or lending their voice to a conversation about student assignments. since the message is the same to us, we want to repeat the message we gave to you in the spring. we want the district to start to give the discussion about quality schools the same visibility, urgency, and consistent attention as we have been giving student assignment. we call on the board and district to engage the community around a plan for creating quality schools. we are still too -- w
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Sep 19, 2010 4:30am PDT
is possible and have a means to keep us accountable to what we are promising the community. in terms of the parent empowerment, we definitely want alignment to the plan we have been working on. i really wonder how we can do a lot more parent visits. obviously, i would love our staff to do this as well. if we are empowering parents and community based organizations, but they can help us reach out. there are parents who are not protected to anything -- no organization or a school. the only way we can reach out to them is by knocking on their doors. i think that is the feedback i had. my other question -- are the working with all the schools in the superintendent zone? is that what was meant by the community's schools approach? >> it was helpful in having their technical assistance as we engage the communities around the sig. new day off helps us think about the community's schools approach. we have continued to attend their functions and to get one on one support making sure we approach that. >> last night, we attended a meeting and committed to knocking on doors. we also committed to
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Sep 19, 2010 5:30am PDT
more than if the use pg&e, but it would lower it to what our cost of generation is. to the extent we used hetchy power in cca, we would only charge generation costs. vice president vietor: would that impact the negotiation of the contract with the cca provider because of the profit? >> i do not think so. again, it would only impact that, and potentially in a positive way, if we were going to be buying power from another municipal entity. it would limit how much it could charge us. that is probably on the margin, not a major part of it. president crowley: it takes all of the financial incentive out of any energy conservation. >> exactly. vice president vietor: that is one in -- i am from the city attorney -- >> i am from the city attorney's office. that is only one interpretation. that is only one reading which could be given to it. >> we will give you a fact sheet on that. vice president vietor: in november -- on the november ballot? >> yes, it is. president crowley: anything that needs to be received? commissioner moran: there were several things distributed with the agenda binder t
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 9:30am PDT
that will be ongoing, that can deal with disasters like this, so we encourage people to use that. clearly, that is an option along with the red cross and the other very well known traditional avenues. sf gives back is set up on our city's official website. mayor newsom: there are a number of calls -- puc has received some calls. david has received a number of calls. anything you want to add? you have a couple of centers that were access for emergency response. i know there have been some environmental questions. >> we have a really great public utilities commission. in addition to the san francisco jail and airport, we have hundreds of employees in the immediate vicinity because we operate the regional water system, so in that capacity, they were able to immediately respond. in the first hours, that was all in mutual aid since for fire support. our first concern was making sure san bruno have water. they are our wholesale water customer, and there were some problems because one of the water mains was damaged. second, we did bring water trucks into the area to thecal fire. third, all those
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 7:00am PDT
to those of us that pay our bills, informing us that 26 will jeopardize, if passed, our solar in san francisco, since we are supposed to be a green city. i'm just asking -- will you please consider that, and let people know and understand? people who do not attend these meetings do not know about services you provide other than challenging us for the sewage, and i would like to say that, too, while i'm on it. i have been back in my home a year, will be, on the 28 of september, and i would like to say i have been receiving my pg&e bill, and my electricity has been less than $4 a month, and this is because of the solar. people listening in the audience because they see me all the time, and i let them know that i am your ambassador, and i am requesting that everyone get solar because the benefits -- it benefits not only the applicants, but as well as our breathing, our health, and i know we had a concern about those smart meters. there were people at those hearings, and i am afraid, and a lot of people are as well but are getting sick on those smart meters. please get the information on
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Sep 19, 2010 7:30am PDT
we put on the website, and give us input into what we are proposing. the draft definition reads -- " community benefits are those community impacts resulting from operation of its water, wastewater, and community services, and this is on page 13 of your hand out on the powerpoint. "the sfpuc seeks to be a good neighbor and promote stability by trouble bottom line, which balances economic, environmental, and social equity goals." what you do not have in your powerpoint hand out, but which does appear in the draft definition and on the website is what one might call a value statement. the sfpuc creates measurable outcomes and devote sufficient resources to achieve the following 10 community benefit outcomes -- the first one is stakeholder and community involvement, and we put this first for a reason -- we believe that having your stakeholders involved in the design, development, the implementation, the monitoring, and the evaluation of your programs is critical, and you have some excellent examples in terms of the community advisory committee, the dead just a task force, and eight
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 4:00am PDT
schools approach will have ramifications. there are some ways that will help us to define our extended learning model as well as developing summer bridge academies for our kindergarten students, as well as readiness for grade 5 making transition to 6 and great 8 making transition to nine. >> are overarching goal is that all of our students meet their academic targets. >> in order to do all of this work -- how? what are the means? we have already launched dedicated superintendent zone at teams by reorganizing centrally to be more in schools directly. we are working carefully with school principals and communities to assure given their priorities that there are budgets and resources available to them -- personnel, money, and time aligned to those priorities. we expect that our school improvement grant application will result in the $45 million and have often recommended, which will help directly support 10 of our 15 schools in the zone. we continue to be aggressive about pursuing external grant funding. we have already been successful with a couple of significant grants with the support
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 11:30pm PDT
't quote the language that i'm going to propose. in the future the city may decide to use this space that will require the removal of the courts and the donor agrees to remove the courts and restore the lawn to its original condition at its own expense if that should be the case. additional language states that the department of rec and parks is authorized to accept the gifts on behalf of the city on condition that the donor will remove the courts and restore the lawn to its original condition at its own expense if in the future the city decides to use the space in a different manner. there have been a number of meetings between the rec and park department and a variety of neighborhood leaders to talk about the possibility of other uses. from my perspective, i certainly support this bocce ball area, but if it turns out in the future after a good planning process that there are other things that we ought to do, i and my colleagues are very open to that. so with that, i know we have a representative from rec and park to talk a little bit more broadly about that i just wanted to frame t
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Sep 18, 2010 7:00pm PDT
. there will be new paving for the entry road and parking, nightlighting and gates. the purpose it is to use the aquifer water for drinking and treated water from the oceanside waste water plant for irrigation. we would like the people to come. we'd like the people to comment on the e. the i.r. and to turn in written comments. there's more information on our website. we are particularly concerned because the plant is being built above ground in gold epigate park where the master plan says it is supposed to be below grade. we would like to find another location for plant and fit absolutely has to be in the park, we would like different design alternatives so it can be built below grade and we have a lot more information on our website. thank you very much. president buell: thank you. >> lindsey? followed by rachel and followed by jamie. >> good afternoon, commissioners. >> i need you to speak into the mic. >> my name is lindsey. i'm a longtime resident and activist advocate at delores park. i'm here to speak against rec and park's permitting process for the commercial food vendors in our neig
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 11:30am PDT
folks are willing to spend the time. the allegation that i use the tab without a permit is hogwash. i regularly used the not-in- service tab as my personal transportation vehicle. >> thank you. commissioner fung:, shoulder do you have? -- how much longer do you have? >> 30 seconds. her statement made it look like both camps were being used at the same time. and never once stopped to pick up a fair when i was on an errand run and put visible signs in each rear window of the tab that said "not in service" when i was using it to run errands. i hope i have explained why some things were not previously available. i will answer any questions you might have. my intent was never to disobey rules and laws -- exactly the opposite. i believed i was obey federal labor laws to give my workers the option since it was 100% employee contributory. commissioner fung: one more sentence. >> a revocation or suspension of my permit is grossly unreasonable and the decision should be set aside in its entirety. over 1000 hours of my time and $30,000 of attorneys fees is enough for and an intentional wrongdoin
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 2:30pm PDT
not lift 11 inches of a building without expecting some type of dramatic line rupture. >> could you give us a better idea by what you mean by that settlement? where is the settling, and is the first n.o.v. predicated on the settlement? >> it is, and needless to say it has gotten worse. i think there was some construction that occurred on the eastern portion of the building that has a retaining wall. it is about six and a half or seven feet below the level of our grade. our building has been settling and causing lateral pressure on the retaining wall. so it continues to move downward and generating stressers on the headers. >> which side? >> that would be on the southeast corner of the building. northeast. >> the northern corner? >> correct. >> and the 11 inches is across that entire corner or property line? >> yes. >> are you intending to jack up the building? >> yes. for a project of this nature, we are going to be replacing all the foundations. we have going to be replacing the intermediate footing. most likely we will have an intermediate shoring system. once you hold the building tempor
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm PDT
is the t.d.r. scheme worked because we were telling owners of buildings that they couldn't use the development potential of their site, they had to keep the building that was there, but as "compensation," they could sell their unused development potential. we're very concerned that requiring those proceeds to be used for maintenance undercuts the rationale for the t.d.r. scheme and i think will inhibit the continued workability of the t.d.r. scheme. that provision is not needed to take care of st. mary's, though the preservation mandate applies to those 450 buildings that were protected by the downtown plan. obviously, that goes far beyond what is needed to take care of old st. mary's. so i would urge you to adopt the legislation, but strike the provision requiring that any net pro seeds from the sale of t.d.r. from tfer lots, again, transfer lots of some 450, that that provision be strin. thank you. -- stricken. thank you. >> good afternoon, my name is charles coleman. up until two months ago, i was pastor of old st. mary's cathedral and got transferred from my religious commu
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 6:00am PDT
, and it provides the latest information we have. this has been in our system for the last several years. using chloramine, it has resulted in our reduction in the use of will recall by products. when you use a straight chlorine, it forms disinfection byproducts, which in many cases are considered to be carcinogens, so you still love it efficient defection -- so you still love each fission disinfection. there is additional research going on out there. i believe that report is online. there is a report from the epa region 9 that would reinforce that we were on the right track in terms of usage in san francisco. secretary housh: i think there may be a problem with the packets. we will make sure you get them. president crowley: generally, these are sent out ahead of time. i can always make sure and bring extra copies. >> madam? >> the 2009 meeting, so the status on the research, the chloramine? >> we were looking at putting out an rfp looking directly at bat, and no one has proposed that yet, so we're scratching our heads, trying to figure out how to get someone interested in that research. we're
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Sep 19, 2010 10:30am PDT
, and we look forward to continuing the fight. thank you. >> there with us. we have two more speakers. a program that grew as quickly as this that we put on the ground very rapidly, the had the guts and tweaks and shortcomings along the way, but there needs to be support from a wide range of support across the community, and we have with us today a good leader. he is standing behind me. he was extremely helpful. i do not know if he thought he was being held or if my staff thought he was being helpful, but he was gracious enough to spend his time to send out e- mails, to call, to send out programs, and it really helped improve our processes, and it helped approved the ability for small businesses to take advantage of this program, so really appreciate that from myself and my staff. >> thank you. i was trying to be helpful, so i wanted to clarify that. i am also the founder of small business california new mexico on the board, and i have had the opportunity to speak to small businesses across the state and country about this phenomenal program. most of the businesses i talk to ask why t
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Sep 19, 2010 3:00pm PDT
us today, but i would like to take one item of order. please call item five. >> item 5, hearing to consider that the transfer of a type 42 on-sale beer and wine public premises liquor license from 620 post st. to 447 battery street to alberto de almeida jr. for magellan wine, the hidden fine wine bar, will serve the convenience of the people and city and county of san francisco. >> good morning. before you this morning is an application of an existing business that has operated since 2004 at 620 post st.. they are attempting to relocate to 447 battery street. if approved, it will allow the applicant to be a wine bar where they can serve on-sale beer and wine with occasional off-sale wine sales. one of the parts of their business plan is to invite in local wineries where they would then sell product to go. i would point out there's no letters of protest. we are recommending license for approval with the following conditions. condition one -- sales service of alcohol beverage shelby's permitted only to 20 hours of -- shall be permitted only through the hours of 12:00 p.m. monday t
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Sep 18, 2010 9:30pm PDT
proposition. we are using the same model that got us into trouble and we have not learned anything. we are really making a mistake. if you look at my brief, the averages $1.2 million each year. the reason we are losing this kind of money is because we are paying $3.5 million for someone to push tickets. i worked at a golf course as a kid and i was one of those ticket counters. it did not take $3.5 million. we can still have the tournament if we have a competent staff that can run this and it should be put out for bid. there are managers that will pay less money. [tone] you should look at it, you cannot do it today but you have got to look at the contract, there are so many holes. supervisor avalos: thank you larry much. next speaker, please? >> my name is richard harris with the public alliance of 4500 member golfers. we have appear before you before. we have discussed public building matters with supervisors. we do support this contract. i have given you a letter dated september 16 stating our position. i am also giving you a letter from leedo, director of a golf club that supports th
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 1:00am PDT
-- use an allocation method as outlined in the policy that was approved by the board in march. this would be a temporary process. commissioner wynns: i am guessing that a lot of you are here to comment on the feeder pattern proposal. first, the substitute motion incorporates this new proposal. it is substantially different because it incorporates a phase in of middle school teacher patterns. second, i want -- middle school feeder patterns. we are not proposing that we will begin at comment on the feeder patterns. that is not what we would begin to do. our idea is that the proposed patterns will be entirely gone, and the principles we have outlined here are what we want to talk about, both how we achieve the goals -- the board's commitment has to do with the desire to support the school community and those continuing into the middle school year. would you like to comment on that? >> absolutely. what we want to do is step back and focus now on the school improvement initiatives for middle schools. once that work has been done and we understand what we are doing and what is happening with gr
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Sep 19, 2010 4:00pm PDT
or there is a requirement for us to do an actual estimate. we had done that years before it was a requirement to do so under the government accounting standards. i mention that as another element of work that is important in this area. >> i just wanted to add to of one of the most significant elements of prob b, the health liability, we are now one of the very few agencies in the country that requires employee contributions towards health in the same way the pension is funded. in addition, the report later on speaks about medical benefits of 10 years. that is not the case. new hires since january of 09 can not access full medical until after 20 years of service. there are a number of other changes as well. it remains a challenge for the people -- anybody hired before january of 09, their collective bargaining negotiations. supervisor elsbernd: someone who is involved in both the drafting of propositions b and d, it is important that it be pointed out that what it did on retiree health only applied to all employees hired after january 1, 2009. but the pension side increase to the pension for all current empl
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Sep 18, 2010 5:00pm PDT
would add to the types of uses i guess you could call this a mexican restaurant and this would allow this to be approved. we would have to ask mr. washington what the possibilities are. the other way we can do this is to change parts of condition 36 which eliminates the specifications of it having to be pizza parlor, store, a delicatessen, a bakery, sandwich, bar-b-q, candy or nuts. in 1992, motion 11543 added large fast-food but unspecified that it had to be a bakery. that remains as far as i know. perhaps if this specification of the fight -- type of food is unlimited, this could be a type of ethnic restaurant. >> instead of trying to list all the possible uses that could be going into this place, if you are ok with them coming back to amend this previous motion, whenever they come in, they can add whatever they're proposing to whatever is appropriate. >> that might be the simplest. you just add this type. apparently they have done this in the past, restricted the type of food you can have. >> as michael has pointed out, the large restaurant have to come in for this anyway. when th
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Sep 19, 2010 1:30pm PDT
would deny this? >> i never met with mr. donnelly on the denial of access issue. course can use state clearly and emphatically, are you willing to grant access to your property? >> absolutely as long as it provided me with proof of insurance. the one some proof of insurance. also one time line so that this will be on the property for months. i understand the scaffolding with block access to my backyard. >> you want to know how long the scaffolding will block access? >> correct. >> i would assume that that is standard. >> of my neighbors brought up that i had complaints from the contractor that he had damage to the copper tap on my property. this cannot be replaced because of the way this has been building up. this is not under your jurisdiction. >> i think it is already stated that as the walls stand now, this is not allowed. some sort of product has to go up there. i don't know what we would gain new by overturning this. >> i guess you're right. right now, the way this permit stands is that there are a lie it to leave the wallace pressure treated plywood -- allowed to leave the wall
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Sep 18, 2010 10:30pm PDT
some of this energy going to where there is no use at all for these illegal that have been pilaf of the markets. i cannot visit most of the senior centers because they are attached to these low-income buildings. it is the entire hypocrisy thing. i have not recently done the research, but last i heard government was doing a lot of support to tobacco but i think that much things went down with mr. helms. that would be nice, if you would go after the pesticides. i and many people cannot live in the low-income housing because of the fluorides. thank you. supervisor chiu: is there anyone else that would like to speak? >> good afternoon, my name is benjamin cozy. i wanted to say that as far as small businesses go, i would hope that we would watch out for them. seems like it is getting harder and harder for small, independent businesses to make ends meet in this city. i know that many of them might depend all of the sales that they can get from whatever they can get. i feel that pharmacies selling a lot of other things like fatty foods, chips, soda pop, that are also addictive and harmf
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Sep 19, 2010 11:00am PDT
commission. we also have with us commanding officer of the san francisco police department permit sector and a representative of the municipal transportation agency division of taxis and accessible services. i cannot see if anyone else is here. we will also have a representative of the department of public health. i will go over the meeting guidelines and the swearing in process. the board requests you turn off all phones in pages -- pager so there will not disturb the proceeding. please carry on conversations in the hallway. appellants, permit holders, and permit responders each have seven minutes to present their cases and three minutes for rebuttals. people affiliated with these parties must include the comments within that period. members who are not affiliated with the parties have up to three minutes to address the board and no rebuttals. please speak into the microphone. to assist the board in the accurate preparation of minutes, you are asked to submit a speaker or business card to me when you come up to speak. speaker cards are available on the left side of the podium. the board
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Sep 18, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. the space is approximately 7400 square feet. of which 4500 are -- 4100 approximately will be used to the proposed event space, photography studio. the remaining space is a dwelling unit which will be maintained on the property. the d.r. request has cited a number of issues, including the use of the space as an event space, noise and parking. the project responser agreed to limit events each month and would limit the courtyard space after 8:00 p.m. to address issues related to the use. noise is being addressed by design elements to minimize sign and an acoustic engineer is looking at options to deal with noise issues. as for parking, parking is not required under the newly adopted controls for the mixed use district. it is a new zone. the site will be served by transilt and bus lines and the t-line. the project is a principally permitted use and the sponsor has been -- has made numerous efforts to address many d.r. requesters concerns. therefore, the department believes there's no exceptional or extraordinary circumstances that warrant the d.r. at this time and would -- would recom
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Sep 19, 2010 12:00am PDT
of this project. first of all, it's supportive -- not -- it's a passive recreational use on the embarcadero and i think everyone i know of who lives on the east side of the city wants more recreation on the embarcadero. it would have a calming effect. it's a sport where people of all ages can participate. it's not difficult to learn how to play bocce ball. you can be 4 years old or 90 years old. it would a -- have a calming effect on the area. we envision office tournaments, families playing together, neighbors playing together. visitors even playing together. currently just in herman plaza in the median strip located between the two embarcadero roadways are very busy and management has received complaints from farmers market patrons and building tenants about the noise of the skate boarders and the so-called music. i have encountered this first hand so -- i see my time is up but i would definitely support and my neighborhood network supports the bocce ball courts. thank you. >> -- supervisor maxwell: any further public comment on this item? seeing none, then public comment is closed. planning de
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Sep 19, 2010 2:00am PDT
used, several times tonight, we have used the term "program placement," which is kind of specific as to what we have in the district. i kind of hope that we do not use that for what we are proposing to do. but there was very professional and program development strategies. not that someone is going to say, "i want this program," and it is going to go through a committee. we are talking about changing the program at the middle schools, which will be affected by in driven by the feeder pattern, so that conversation has to take place, i think, among the of the things that the deputy superintendent referred to. this is why i am supportive of this postponement. so, anyway, this committee is going to be going on to meet monthly. commissioner mendoza and myself recommending for the 28, so the chair will entertain a motion. i will second that and be supportive of that, and we will recognize the substitute motion. [applause] we still have one-third of our agenda, about transportation, and i do want to say that if any of you were leaving, i know that you were concerned about the feeder patt
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Sep 19, 2010 6:30am PDT
region of the data, but the board did not agree with us. on the positive side, they did make it clear that it wanted staff to arrange for accelerated termination. and to report to them regularly on the status, so we're optimistic that if evaluations show that it will not be needed, we will have no potrero operations as of january 1. commissioner: what will happen to it? >> it will be dismantled and other opportunities pursued. redevelopment of the power plant site. one company is obligated to perform mediation at the site, because they are the prior owner of the facility, and so they have responsibility for much of the cleanup. that cleanup cannot commence in earnest before the facility is released from its must run obligation. pg&e has stated that they are standing ready to begin that work, once the boiso says mirant can shut that down. : commissioner -- commissioner: does the city owned that? >> no, but -- president crowley: we are trying to develop some of it, but we do not own all of the land, right? >> correct. for that area to be redeveloped, there is still a substation nearby t
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Sep 19, 2010 2:00pm PDT
will be habitable during the work. they will use professionals who are qualified. that is important for us to know. i would like to make sure that mr. mccarthy has the financial worth all two finished his work because what we would like to see the work continuing a set of being stopped due to financial considerations. do those things, we can service support what mr. mccarthy is trying to do. the other issue is the whole question of our relations with mr. mccarthy asbestos since this process started five years ago. of like to take exception to a statement that was made in response to the brief. i think that this is 0.19, lines 2-3. most of the tenants have voluntarily moved out and have been sympathetic to my situation. i know all of my neighbors well and that is absolutely not true. most of the people have moved out because the climate has been very hostile and unsympathetic. this question of lamb or tenant relations is really important. we will be in the middle of this construction site and this is really important. one elderly lady who was getting harassed actually sought legal help and the atto
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Sep 19, 2010 1:00pm PDT
either. at a meeting that i requested and which chirac used to attend -- which are requested and which she refused to attend if either lisa or kathryn were present, she admitted she denied access, but said that was just for a few days. at this meeting, i asked her if she would try to be objective. please explain to me why it when the contractor provided for the application of siding on all four walls -- the men were there. the equipment was there. the scaffolding was there. why wouldn't he have performed what he is obligated to do under the contract? there was no explanation that she could provide, and yet if you read those letters that are solicited from the neighbors to send in, it certainly appears from those letters that other explanations were made, such as lisa and katryn were looking for a way out, which is nonsense. the building inspector was not misled. they sought a modification permit. both dbi and planning signed off. the fact is ms. belsky has changed her mind. this situation now is different. it is a lot more expensive. you have to start from scratch with a new contractor
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Sep 18, 2010 9:00pm PDT
staff and don't meet the tour standards, then the pga can basically put us on notice you've reduced your staff and we don't think you're meeting the course maintenance standards and if we disagree, then in arbitration provision is is what resolves this. it gives them an opportunity to say look, if you're not going to meet the course standards, we're not interested in managing the golf course for free. and by the way, it also gives us the ability to make a policy decision. right now there has been a policy decision made by the city, by this board, by the mayor to -- to meet these maintenance standards so that we can have these first-class tournaments at harding. >> my concern is if we're reducing staff that's going to be what the standard is. and there's no other mention of what the standard is. the dollar amount and i guess it could be measured in staffing. and then that would be -- give tpc the ability to -- >> the tour -- we do have maintenance standards referenced in the agreement to the master tour agreement. it includes course maintenance standards. so what the provision is saying i
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Sep 19, 2010 10:00am PDT
comfortable on some of these commissions. you get a little leverage over folks. sometimes people use it, some more subtle than others. rodney has never done that in any way that would solicit, from my perspective, any condonation or critique. -- condemnation or critique. he operates in places down there near fisherman's wharf. he does a great job and does it with integrity. thank you for your desire and willingness to serve. these are important positions. i am about to go to the bond ratings agencieses. they are waiting for me. we will try to keep our bond rating of their as the highest in california. we are proud of that. it is a remarkable thing, trust me. i cannot promise that is the way it will be in a week or two because we have depleted some reserves. i can promise you it will be better than nine out of 10 others because of the way we have managed the city finances. people love to critique and say we should spend money we do not have, but we have done justice to that. i say that because we are about to go out and sell about $1.8 billion bonds on the water improvement project. the figure
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Sep 19, 2010 9:00am PDT
collaborative with. it is in the spirit of collaboration that i wanted to walk through and ask a number of us to give a presentation of exactly what happened. i want to just begin by thanking the fire chief and her team for her outstanding job and their outstanding job. i want to thank john martin for his work, his team, and his outstanding job. i want to thank the key and -- vicki and dem for their outstanding job. to those that may not be recognized, a lot of those that i just have from animal welfare and control to the coroner's office, the medical examiner's office, and others for their responsiveness and job well done to ed lee and the city administration office will play an even bigger role, which you will hear about in a moment in terms of providing support, as well as mitch katz in the department of public health, and those represented in this room and to the trauma teams at sf general in particular, our hats go off. that is the frame of the folks i want to talk, and then, we will ask as our representatives from pg&e made their way up from san bruno, and i think a number of folks have
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Sep 18, 2010 7:30pm PDT
will be showcasing the work that is done by our kids and families that are using our facilities. this is a definite upgrade. we are very excited about it. sfrecpark.org -- it is live now. that is our new web site. we encourage everyone to visit it, to use it, to learn about what we do, to learn how you can get out and enjoy the parks. >> as a bonus, it also works on a mobile. president buell: terrific. thank you very much. >> i know the silence there is because everybody is stunned that we have bridged the technological divide. that concludes the general managers' report. commissioner lee: congratulations. that was a long time in coming. great job on the website. my question has to do with your first topic, the coffee. what is their status? i know we voted on that issue. how do we move forward? >> the commission did vote to approve the placement in dolores park, but we have heard the concerns. you asked us to work with them and the community on a location that was most supported by the community. we do not think we will get 100% consensus on this issue. we understand that people have different view
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Sep 19, 2010 12:30am PDT
because the elementary schools are not sustainably drawn. in other words, they will use this preference will be to go to higher performing is -- performing schools elsewhere. this is not the kind of performance that cesar chavez elementary has. sustainable diversity, but not to a school that is failing, and i am not sure you can do that. >> ok, hi. my name is -- i live in dogpatch at 22nd and hennessey. there was a proposed area for daniel webster, which is drawing all of dogpatch into daniel webster, and then there is a dead and at minnesota, like half a block off of 22nd street, and then it did in south of 22nd street, so it is a really small part that is left out. -- and then if it did and -- it dead ends south of 22nd street. there would probably be no other kids in a region that are willing to go there, and also, a 30-minute walk four as compared to about a 10-minute walk to daniel webster -- a 30-minute what -- walk for us. commissioner yee: thank you. >> yes, this is also a boundary issue. many of the worst schools in the city are in those zones, and there is a way of opting out
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Sep 19, 2010 12:00pm PDT
was used when it was known to the operators of the massage parlor that there were inspectors on the ground. so they were sent there to hide. why were they hiding? because they were not licensed, not permitted masseuses. 3should we have deca board that we would have a step- function and we would not go for revocation, not go for the death sentence? we were very sympathetic and brought up the fact we were very sympathetic to the appellant's background. this was a disturbing case, and i feel as though nothing new has been brought forward. also, i do not feel there was any evidence that makes me feel as though this represents manifest injustice, so i intend to not vote for a rehearing request. commissioner fung: if one listens to only the facts that rehearing argument, one would have thought those two were the u<iprimary things discussed. and they were discussed at the previous meeting, but they were two omitting issues that created the decision. are they new issues? there were other issues, at least for my decision, that is how my judgment worked, and i am prepared to move if there is no fur
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Sep 18, 2010 8:00pm PDT
along on a fast pace. the speed is limited by the key and also by the guide. we do use -- so we're not making a lot of racket, we use ear buds and these little radios association the whole narration is done to each person and there's no speakers blaring. we put bells on the segway, so when we come up behind people, we can alert them to our presence. we look forward to our operation, and i want to invite the community to come out and we'll be doing a lot of outreach in the next few weeks, to make sure everyone has a say in this. >> good afternoon. since the late 2009 we have been concerned about the placement of vendors in the music concourse. we do appreciate a rec and park means a hot dog stand behind the band show. last year when the segway rental booth was first proposed, we expressed our concern about this plan and its impact on historic context to the area and we requested a long-term plan for the area. other food vendors have been added and a bicycle rental stand is also considered. we understand the need to earn income to support the department, but there are two issues.
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Sep 18, 2010 10:00pm PDT
institute --www.ncicap.org-- supervisor maxwell: welcome to land use. we will be joined by our other member and president of the board, david ichiu. lisa, thank you very much. i would like to thank the folks and live. madam clerk has some announcement. >> please be sure to turn off all cell phones and pagers. completed files should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today should be submitted to the september 21 board of supervisors agenda. supervisor maxwell: first item, please. >> ordinance amending the san francisco health code by amending sections to eliminate grocery stores and big box the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies. supervisor maxwell: our director of health, are you here for this item? sorry, erik? supervisor chiu: i think that dr. katz will testify the san francisco has been a leader in limiting the harm of smoking to the public. in 2008 the tobacco free coalition and the department of public health passed a measure that limited the selling of tobacco products in a number of types of stores. this ordinance eliminates an exemption that was made a bad time for big
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Sep 19, 2010 3:00am PDT
that this school board, all of administration, all of us have been working on foor a long time and it's exciting to be able to present that this evening so you get an understanding of what's going to be different, where we're going, what are the thoughts behind doing something like this. and we believe that in looking at our data, by focusing in a little bit more and having the support that schools have to have in order to be successful, by developing these two zones in our areas that need the most assistance, because that's where our persistently low-performing schools are at. we need to intervene, we need to do something, and we can't wait any longer. even though they've shown phenomenal growth, i want to give a little shout-out to malcolm x. because malcolm x elementary school, believe it or not, has an a.p.i. score of 800 this year. applause plause so they've grown by over 200 in two years. [applause] so it can be done. for those who don't believe it can't be done, get out of the way. because we at san francisco unified, we're getting it by the help of everybody. so i'm excited to do this pr
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Sep 19, 2010 3:30am PDT
on page street. it's our hope that we can make maximum use of those two parcels by actually creating housing on those. and the union has sat with mr. golden and some consultants who came in and explained how you can lease one and put up a few units, but we believe there are also non-profit folks who can come in and show you how we can do a maximum number of units on both of those pieces of land, and we hope that you remain open to that and we hope that we can put up educator housing so that we can offer a ray of hope to these couple of hundred new people next year that we will be bringing up, a place for them to perhaps stay for a while or forever, or a way to make it possible for them to come and work and settle in san francisco. thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. kelly. president kim: actually, educator housing will be on the agendas for next tuesday, the second agenda item after special ed, so it will be later. but you can also come and comment at that time because the entire board will be getting the same presentation that you got. item g is the consent calendar. we have a mo
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Sep 19, 2010 8:00am PDT
to move forward and take to the board of supervisors. and it will give us the ability at p.u.c. to better control the grease that is coming out of our restaurants and our sewage service establishments, catering kitchens, etc. we are already out there at restaurants educating them about keeping grease out of the sewers, best management practices. we have the s.f. grease recycling program, but we're still finding that we have a big problem with grease in the sewers. we have a plumbing code that has requirements for restaurants to put grease traps in and has standards, and we have our public works code that has a limit on the amount of grease that wastewater coming from a restaurant can have in it. so we have existing codes. but we still have over 40% of our sewer service work orders when the crews get called have to do with grease, over 40%, and that translates to over three million dollars a year in crew time, equipment, trucks, video equipment, time that could be used inspecting critical pipes that might be failing, other things that would increase our levels of service. and the bottom li
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Sep 19, 2010 4:30pm PDT
, and the retirement system to ensure that we do not take actions at the bargaining table that will put us out ahead of what is anticipated and that we can afford. and we try to do that. however, also, as much as we would like to be able to control what is negotiated, we like to reach agreement or go to a pending arbitration -- or go to binding arbitration, said the city cannot literally unilaterally decide what the wage increases will be, and any wage increase does, depending on whether it is above the projection, it has an impact, it can have an impact on the pension system obligation. i want to point out one thing. the person might be disappointed to learn that propped d that we had only had long-term impact on savings to the city. that is because of vested rights. legally, there are prohibitions against taking things away from people that they understood to be theirs when they began employment with the city. however, there is a real way the city controlled pension costs and that we are engaged in, and that is the number of employees and the number of races, and that is something we're looking at
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Sep 18, 2010 8:30pm PDT
of which have hosted the u.s. open. when we opened or the newly renovated harding we all thought we had a gem of a public golf course on our hands but i don't think we expected it too become the international tax breaks while it is. while kemper, our current manager of the golf course has done an excellent job managing the facility the past seven years we've learned some lessons along the way with the help of the board's budget analyst and several community members about -- that have helped us shape the agreement before you today. we think that the agreement that you have before you is in many ways a significant improvement over the existing agreement. and we've tried to actually learn and benefit from the golf course that we have which is one of the reasons that we decided not to extend a contractual option to continue kemper but rather to put the course out for bid to see how much better we could do. and we think we've done a lot better. first and foremost in partnering with the tbc and pga golf courses we're hiferinge a manager that is synonymous with the name of golf. the added expo
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Sep 18, 2010 6:00pm PDT
-- and -- the amount of -- of floors, of -- are questionable because according to the space that is used on each floor, if you actually talking about a fourth floor, for a house that is labeled as a second story residence, it was -- it is a house that was built and designed in 1869 according to -- to insurance records. to only support two stories, and -- mr. montgomery the current owner, the one that built it -- portrayed himself as the contractor but he never been licensed, so -- it is an issue because -- this addition never wept through structural review. it has never gone through -- it is inadequately supported by two by four exterior walls. it is a safety issue, the rope we know is because our house is a twin house to number five. there's never been mumming or heck cal inspections. you could actually hear the toilets, every time someone flushes the toilet on the fourth floor, the top floor, you could actually hear it. it is that loud. there's never been any plumbing or electrical inspections. the addition has 10 windows and three sky lights. the proposed. this addition, the permit application prop
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Sep 19, 2010 12:30pm PDT
have time for rebuttal as well if you care to use it. >> when i was asked to get the permit, i went to the entire process with the planning department to approve of the vinyl windows. the neighbors have them. there is not a question about that. thank you. >> commissioners, the matter is submitted. commissioner fung: commissioners, in the past we have always taken money away from the department of building inspection on penalty cases. however, usually those cases involve work that was done prior to a particular property owner coming into possession of that particular property. this case is slightly different , and the contractor is at fault. i am wondering whether the permit holder is prepared to go after the contractor. and if so, i would publicly look to a continuance of this particular case. vice president goh: my only concern is the statute of limitations problem with the permit holder. when was the work done? 2005? 2003 on a contract? it might not be that easy to go after the contractor. commissioner garcia: as that issue was raised, i would ask the attorney. is there a window i
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